The officers in this video did a great job of neutralizing the threat of a suspect that was intending on killing them. The primary officer did a great job of attempting to build a rapport and letting the suspect know that the marijuana violation was a small thing in this mind. You can hear the officer tell the suspect to stop reaching towards his body, which was his attempt to access his own firearm. This also demonstrates the importance of recognizing a potential threat when a suspect is not obeying commands and reaching when you clearly tell them to stop. This shows citizens the speed of an incident and why officers sometimes force a person to the ground when they ignore commands, placing the officer in fear of being hurt or killed. The department did a good job by releasing the video clearly showing why the suspect was killed.
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